Netatmo has today announced a new outdoor smart home camera with a 105dB siren that also works with HomeKit. In short, the new camera looks like the old version with a siren.
I reviewed the original Netatmo Smart outdoor camera and found it to be a good outdoor security camera.
The new camera sticks with the previous design, which features an aluminium body and a glass front. Netatmo says the camera is water and humidity proof thanks to the HZO technology. The new camera sticks with the 1080p camera with a 100-degree wide-angle lens, which I thought they would have improved. It also has infrared night vision plus a built-in light like in the previous version.
The camera features real-time notifications of problems at home. It can also distinguish between people, animals and vehicles, which works within 20-metre. Users will then get notified via the Security app and they’ll then have the option to check the live footage and remotely activate the built-in 105dB siren. As with the previous version, you can also create Alert-Zones to detect movement to customise the detection areas.
No subscription and HomeKit
As with the previous version, the new Smart Outdoor Camera does not need a subscription. Any footage captured is stored on an included Micro SD card that’s encrypted and can be uploaded to Dropbox or your own FTP server. The camera also works with HomeKit, but no word on HomeKit Secure Video or if the Siren will be exposed either.